My Mother, the Risk-Taker: A Tale of Wild Gambles and Spiraling Addiction

Barry Rothbart shares his personal experience of growing up with a father who had a severe gambling addiction. In this emotional interview, he talks about the impact his father's problem had on their family life, including financial struggles and broken promises. Rothbart highlights the dark side of his father's obsessive behavior and the toll it took on their relationship. Despite the hardships, he ultimately finds forgiveness and understanding for his father's actions. The story serves as a cautionary tale about the destructive nature of gambling addiction and its consequences on loved ones.